December 20th, 2014
102 Comments
RELEASE for S3 Mini
CyanogenMod 12.0

New beta release (201412020) of CM12.0 for S3 Mini is available!

For flashing Lollipop, we recommend you to install our TWRP recovery (available on Download page)!

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

Do full backup before installation and wipe data/cache (factory reset) after installation. Remember – this release is just a beta and it’s not supposed to being used as main OS!

You need to perform a wipe if you’re migrating from software different than CM12.0!

You can get it on our DOWNLOAD page.

Changelog:

  • updated CM12.0 sources
  • fully resolved mobile data, works even better than on CM11.0 and ealier ROMs (thanks Android-Andi for inspiration, you’re great mate!)
  • huge improvements in mobile calls – we can achieve normal phone calls, but sound is not available (work in progress)
  • improved multimedia support

Features

  • RIL (phone/SMS/3G)
  • audio (both speakers/headphones/microphone)
  • Wi-fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support A2DP
  • GPS/Glonass/A-GPS
  • sensors
  • compass
  • video playing (only partially)
  • 2D/3D HW Acceleration
  • all native tethers (Wifi/BT/USB)
  • Google Play
  • CPU sleep mode
  • MTP
  • ADB
  • no tearing
  • tripple buffering
  • external storage
  • SELinux
  • offline charging

Issues

  • RIL might be really buggy, we had to fight to make it working and it’s still under development, but 3G and messages are completely bugfree
  • GPS might be buggy
  • this release doesn’t support f2fs yet, only ext4 filesystem – remember to wipe data/cache partitions as ext4 before flashing this ROM!
  • camera might work only in 3rd party apps
  • missing part of OMXes implementation (so there’s no fully HW video acceleration)

I’d be glad, if you shared links to our download page, instead of direct links to download.
Also would be great, if you wouldn’t create the mirrors 😉
Thanks.

If you want to say thanks by donating us using PayPal, feel free 😉

If somehow you’ll find a bug, use our bugtracker if you want to report it.

102 Responses
  • Will says:

    Goddamn, nice 😀

  • Egg says:

    Well that’s something I’m gonna try tomorrow.
    I’ve been waiting for this release for years 😀

  • Mrlool.Exe says:

    Oh Thaaaaaaaanks Soooooooooooooooooooooo Much , If I had $$ Really Reaaly i’ll give you to help you … Thank Soo much , Your website is in my favorite websites … xD <3

  • smowa says:

    Nice work !
    I’ll switch to your CM12 as soon as it will support f2fs because i’m a lazy shit who doesn’t want to wipe everything haha

  • Tugrul says:

    I am following your roms since CM10.2 releases and ı am really excited to see this 5.0 rom ı will donate your work as soon as possible. Thanks for your support to this phone you are amazing guys.

  • Billy says:

    Does this fine baby work on the SM-G730A variety of the S3 mini?

  • Elmario says:

    Seems like novafusion did some hard work here again. Akthough I’ll keep using the established Carbon 4.4.4 for next time I still welcome the effort you are making here, for having an even better ROM in future and keeping our vendorly ditched mini alive!

    Thank you novafusion

  • Nithin Bhargav says:

    Voice calls working? S3 Mini International version.

  • maxkl says:

    You guys rock!

  • MIRo says:

    Great Job !!!

      • George says:

        Use odin to put cm11 back

        • roy says:

          Had a bootloop too.. Go back into recovering, wipe, advanced and convert cache, dalvik and system tot ext4 ( one of them doesn’t, will give an error message. Then try to flash again. First flash ROM , reboot and the flash g-apps. That worked for me. ROM was a but sluggy, and in call audio didn’t work. Reverted back to cm 11. Cm12 looks nice BTW, keep up the good work, looking forward to the progress.

  • Kubo says:

    my ACE 2 is looking forward 😉 its amazing that you have made all this for S3mini 😉 keep up you are awesome … beautiful xmas for all of you guys 😉

  • Is this one still have the red frame?

  • Does anyone know how to fix the red border wneh launching apps? And no, disabling strict mode in developer tools doesn’t work. =/

    • roy says:

      Jose Cardama says:
      December 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm
      How to fix menu button opening the recent apps instead of the menu button:

      1. Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
      2. Inside Root Browser go to: System/usr/keylayout
      3. Open sec_touchkey.kl as text file.
      4. Replace The first line to: key 139 MENU
      5. Save and reboot.

      How to completely remove the red border:

      1.Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
      2 Inside Root Browser go to: System
      3. Open build.prop
      4. At the end of the file add:

      persist.sys.strictmode.visual=0
      persist.sys.strictmode.disable=1

      5. Search for: ro.build.type=eng
      6. Replace with: ro.build.type=user
      7. Save and reboot.

      Done the above steps enjoy your phone with no red border + menu button properly working.

      Hope it helps!

      You’re welcome

    • mamiho says:

      One post higher. Should work.

  • krayzieHank says:

    First of all thank you for your hard work! Mobile Internet does work now what is great!
    I have noticed the following issues: still red frame, menu button shows last used programs instead of the menu, camera not working (even 3rd Party support does not work for me), no mic or speaker support so no phoning, sometimes the phone is a little bit slow or unresponsive for a moment

    Still a great work and I’m sure you’ll fix almost everything with the first stable release. It’s still beta and for the second or third 5.0 rom released it’s ok

      • mamiho says:

        How to fix menu button opening the recent apps instead of the menu button:

        1. Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
        2. Inside Root Browser go to: System/usr/keylayout
        3. Open sec_touchkey.kl as text file.
        4. Replace The first line to: key 139 MENU
        5. Save and reboot.

        How to completely remove the red border:

        1.Download Root Browser. Also download BusyBox and having installed it, open the app and tap the install button to run the busybox script.
        2 Inside Root Browser go to: System
        3. Open build.prop
        4. At the end of the file add:

        persist.sys.strictmode.visual=0
        persist.sys.strictmode.disable=1

        5. Search for: ro.build.type=eng
        6. Replace with: ro.build.type=user
        7. Save and reboot.

        Done the above steps enjoy your phone with no red border + menu button properly working.

        Hope it helps!

        Posted by Jose Cardama.

  • was the sound while call fixed?

  • Piotrek says:

    When will You upload CM12 for Samsung Galaxy Ace II?

    • Archimedes says:

      I don’t think our poor Ace II will ever support CM12

      • mamiho says:

        Może zrobią, może nie. To urządzenie jest na granicy wymagań. Nie oczekuj za wiele.
        Maybe… This device have the absolute minimum needs for lolipop. Don’t rise your hope though…

  • not wait to get out a stable version .
    he could have removed the red band since last upload someone taught to solve just adding a line in builid .
    a rather stable version comes out to the end of this year ?
    and please correct calls when you do this I will use as the main OS and congratulations on more work please release more updates with more fixes

    • ItsPeet:Carbon says:

      I’d say leave the red band in so users see it’s just a Beta test release.

      To the end of the year is impossibly soon to get everything fixed; even when they tape their eyelids onto their foreheads and work 25h a day 🙂

  • Arden says:

    how is the performance of this rom compared to the CM11

  • dj says:

    Any chance for AICP

  • IKOER says:

    good job Novafusion team…..
    faithfully waiting for stable results …

    • IKOER says:

      Yesterday i’m just installed this version….
      the very big bug for me is RIL issue (phone can’t make/ receive call), beside the other bugs ….
      Anyway, thanks for this and for the next stable release …

  • xn says:

    Please tell me 3rd cemera app . download 3rd camera on play store not work. ,sorry for my bad english :'(

  • heavental_1018 says:

    Keep up the good work novateam!!
    Please,fix the calls!!
    I love this version!

  • Abraham Gutierrez says:

    Does this release have a graphic install manager? I just saw something like command prompt and nothing else.

  • @lt.core says:

    Hiii team dev m & m… you can upgrade ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x for s3 mini with cm 12 / carbon ROM lollipop 5.01 / 5.02 or 5.1 lollipop final + twrp v2.8.21 really really stable release the next update for s3 mini without none issues & none bug??? 🙂

  • Mark Lojero says:

    any working 3rd party camera app? thanks in advance

  • Sotos says:

    Red frame 🙁 i will downgrade to cm11 )

  • Emanuele says:

    I have some problems with the riproduction of videos and some photos, when the phone is charging and I try to turn it off it reboots, even when it is off in charging it comes on. It lags most of kitkat

  • Modrej says:

    Works fine, hope the camera and calls will work soon.

  • Abraham Gutierrez says:

    Phone Calls do work, but speakers Do NOT WORK ON PHONE CALLS! Gps cannot be disabled. Youtube does not work, HtmL5 videoplayer does not work, sound and música are really buggy. Everything else works with no problemes ( WiFi, bluetooth, 3G , msm, gapps, micr0phone). Sometimes camera works but only with other apps instead of google camera

  • Damien says:

    it not installing

    • Damien says:

      How to install this guys?

      • Abraham Gutierrez says:

        Just download de zip and the gapps , go to twrp and flash them both ( zip and gapps) . CM12 has no graphic install options, yet, the only thing you should see is plain text in a command prompt style. Hope this help you.

  • @lt.core says:

    Hiii Dev… Please, you can update TWRP V2.8.3.0 for S3 MINI KITKAT 4.4.4 & LOLLIPOP??? Thx’s… 🙂

    http://www.xda-developers.com/android/twrp-2-8-3-0/

  • Miguel says:

    Hi, How I do to my PC recognize My S3 in CM12? I need have to downgrade to Carbon but my laptop doesn’t recognize any cellphone storage 🙁 pls help

  • Damien says:

    I did that but its not booting up idk what’s the problem and the gapps ain’t installing it keep saying failed…

    • mamiho says:

      If it saying “instalation failed” then:
      1. Redownload (personally I recommend through Internet exploler) this rom and try again.
      2. If still no go, try to update/reinstal TWRP on your phone.
      3. If still no go, then I don’t know whats going on…

    • duuuuuuude says:

      after installing the rom reboot your recovery and check if your /data is mounted .. it worked for me

    • Abraham Gutierrez says:

      Look. Try to erase your actual rom, then try to install CM12 and gapps for it. remeber to have also the zip of CM11 and the gapps for it in case CM12 does not work.

  • denis310502 says:

    Hey Guys.. Please tell me are the bugs fixed now??? Cuz i want to upgrade but i really need the phone calls too…

  • Frojan says:

    Really great work. Thank you! For all, its a beta still the Rom is very instabil.

  • maddog says:

    Hi guys. i have a serious problem please help me. I tested this rom and then returned to cm11 and now i cant connect to network operator. Baseband version changed to XXXX. even after flashing stock rom problem stays. please help

    • Abraham Gutierrez says:

      Check it out the EFS carpet.

      • maddog says:

        thanks for reply. “so if your device don’t show an IMEI number in settings “About phone” I’m sorry but your have an useless device” is this true? 😀 thers no imei number in “about phone”

        • Koraz says:

          Not necessairy. I had same problem when i was trying to fix the problem with reading SIM card (no contacts). IMEI unknown and it couldnt connect to network.

          To fix it I replaced all files in modemfs directory with downloaded from internet 😉

        • bigD says:

          flash newest baseband for your phone model, just type into google downlpad baseband and flash through twrp

  • matias says:

    hey all, i have try an older cm 12, and back to carbon rom whit a back up, from that moment i cant conect my s3 mini via usb to my computer, can some one help me to fix it, i try reinstall from 0 but the problem stay, i need help please

  • resanta says:

    Any chance to see it on GT-I8200N?
    Don’t know if it’s selling out of europe.
    http://www.samsung.com/de/support/model/GT-I8200RWNDBT

  • byn says:

    Help please
    I have the cm11 latest versión but now when try to install cm12 i cant,my phone is stuck on bootloop of CM for more that 1 hour, so i back to install cm11
    (I do all the necesary wipes)

  • rafael says:

    I cet no file context error any help?

  • Cristian says:

    Man i really appreciate your work for us the s3 mini commuty, thanks so much and ill be reporting any issue that i see on the progress

  • Dexter says:

    Boot loop, how can i fix it?
    I had to put CM11 again with Odin..

  • Thank you nova for bringing us lollipop 😀
    But i think no one can use this rom please fix it before releasing

  • Aka says:

    Still bootloop 🙁

  • Lukas Ondris says:

    will this release activate puk on sim?

  • Daniel says:

    Looking forward to the stable version of lollipop for my s3 mini or at least that corrigan the RIL greetings and thanks, NOVAFUSION

  • Yoniverh says:

    how do i update from cm11 to cm12? just factory reset and flash this?

  • yasin says:

    phone is flashing the rom for 30 mins.. but still there is no finished operation. is this normal for cm12?

    • Terminus says:

      I have face taht problem, you must restart the installation…..

    • roy says:

      Had a similar issue. You have tot be sure that you have your directories in the ext4 format. Go back into recovery. Select wipe. Select advanced. Choose for change format. Change dalvik, cache and system to ext4. One will return an error, cache or dalvik. No worries about that. Then try to flash cm12 again. Boot it. This worked for me. May the ROM be with you…

  • andres says:

    No funciona el botón menú ni la camarawm

  • James says:

    Great work i just donated but my phone has a flashing red border around it and i am not in strict mode…

  • Simon says:

    When will the stable release be published??? I’ve read it will come on the 30th January?

  • yasin says:

    it works slower than cm11 on my phone. i will wait on cm11 untill see the same speed with cm12 🙂

  • Max says:

    Hey M&M! This ROM is great, but there are a few things:
    Of course it’s a beta and there are so many bugs. But camera and calls have to work for me. (I will download this ROM, when it’s getting stable. And the performance isn’t that great. So, good work!

  • Juan Pablo says:

    Team NOVA congratulations for your job happy new year!!!!

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